The Runaways: The new 'bold and probing novel' you won't be able to stop talking about

by Fatima Bhutto


This compelling breath taking read for fans of AMERICAN DIRT will make you question everything you thought you knewOne of the most important and prescient books Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes The High Low Bhutto s new novel will move you Elif Shafak On the cusp of adulthood three young people are about to make the most momentous decision of their lives Anita lives in Karachi s slums fearful that her fate is to serve the rich until an elderly neighbour offers her an escape into another world Monty belongs to Karachi s elite his future is mapped out until he meets a beautiful rebellious girl Sunny is a Portsmouth teenager he is suffocated by the love and expectation of his father until his charismatic cousin shows him a way to be his own man These three paths are about to collide And when they do Anita Monty and Sunny will find themselves at the mercy of powers beyond their control and faced with a choice that will change them forever This is a bold and probing novel from a writer strikingly alert to something small and true Guardian Bhutto s new novel will move you its profound wisdom and sharp grasp of our turbulent times Elif Shafak A shocking moving and deeply compassionate novel Vogue Every page of this is priceless Gary Shteyngart Stunning Sunday Times Highly topical The Runaways offers an unflinching look at the key subjects of our time Financial Times A timely read that does a brilliant job of depicting the human cost when violence shifts from abstraction to reality Mail on Sunday An illuminating guide through the great disorder of our times Pankaj Mishra author of Age of Anger Powerful and moving A book that anyone rushing to condemn young people for being radicalised should read Anne Youngson author of Meet Me at the Museum Provocative and resolutely compassionate Traveller

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